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Spelman College Healthcare Summit Speakers

Raquel Hill, Ph.D.

Spelman Chair of Computer and Information Sciences

Panelist: The Role of Big Data in the Biomedical Sciences

Raquel Hill is a tenured associate professor and chair of the Computer and Information Sciences Department. Prior to joining Spelman College, Hill was an associate professor of computer science and the director of the Cybersecurity Academic Program in the School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering at Indiana University. She holds bachelor and master’s degrees in computer science from Georgia Institute of Technology and a Ph.D. in computer science from Harvard University.

Her primary research interests span the areas of trust and security for distributing computing environments and data privacy. Her research has been funded by various agencies, including the National Science Foundation. She has published numerous articles on various topics, including security for electronic voting systems, encryption-based access control, trusted computing, smartphone security, network security and privacy in research datasets. Her inter-disciplinary work on the re-identification risks in medical-related behavioral science data was featured in Forbes magazine article, “Anonymous Sex Survey Takers Get Identified in Data Dive.” In 2016, Hill was selected and highlighted in Brilliant Minds at IU Bloomington, an ongoing series of short videos featuring some of the fascinating research and creative activities that IU Bloomington faculty pursue.

Hill is a passionate educator, and she was awarded Indiana University’s Trustees Teaching Award in 2019. Also, she has dedicated time to mentoring undergraduate students, participating in departmental and campus-level initiatives to engage undergraduates in research.